Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
ALL Pro-Life Today: Action Alert: Obama administration and Planned Parenthood attack religious freedom
The chairman of the USCCB pro-life committee, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, said this week that the religious exemption in the HHS ruling to require health insurance plans to cover sterilization and contraception free of charge is so narrow that Jesus himself would not qualify for it.
Yet the Obama administration has refused to broaden the exemption. In a move she says "strikes the appropriate balance between respecting religious freedom and increasing access to important preventive services," Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, gave religious employers an extended deadline, until August 1, 2013, to comply.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is running a "cheeky and irreverent" new ad campaign online, on buses, and in local newspapers. According to PPNNE's Fall/Winter 2011 newsletter it hired "design powerhouse" Jager Di Paola Kemp in 2010 to "revolutionize" its architecture, signage, equipment, and signage "to convey the nervy, confident, and intrepid nature of PPNNE and its next generation of patients."
In order to simulate various flavors in processed foods, some food manufacturers are actually using aborted fetal cells to test and produce these artificial chemical enhancers that millions of Americans consume every single day. Concerned about the ethical and moral implications of such a process, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced new legislation to prohibit this practice from occurring in his home state.
See the press release from ALL's Associate group, Children of God for Life: "Oklahoma Senator correct - mainstream media wrong: Aborted fetal cells are used in development of flavor enhancers for food products"
The mother of Chen Guangcheng, one of China's most famous human rights activists and forced-abortion opponents, has been barred from seeing family members although she is gravely ill, one pro-life leader reported Wednesday.